SPS and PC's

Discussion in 'Coral' started by OoNickoC, Jan 12, 2005.

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  1. mojoreef

    mojoreef Bristle Worm

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    John really when you think about it pretty much every mh bulb will grow coral, pretty much every pc/vho style set up will work on softies, lps and a few sps type corals. the rest is really just numbers we like to play with. The cool stuff is what Kelvins react with with what pigments to give you some smoking colors, lol.
    Remember it only takes a camera flash to start a photosynthisis cycle.


    Mike
     
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  3. JohnO

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    Mike,

    Yes I know :) Coral itself doesn't care about Kelvins, it's just concerned with intensity.

    If you would care to join in, what about I start a new topic under the lighting forum and all others can enter into a discussion about the subject?


    John
     
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    Ahhhh see thiers the first myth we can tackle, hehehe

    Start it up I will join in


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  6. JohnO

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    Leave it with me and check tomorrow :)

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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This isn't a very old debate, I believe it is still underway. But I have never heard definitive scientific proof either way. I have seen equally colourful coral under 6500K and 20000K.

    My understanding (and of course this is founded on nothing scientific) was The Blue spectrum penetrates water deeper than other visible wave lengths thus being able to have more intense and usable Photosynthetically active radiation at a greater depth.

    I'm very interested in anything anyone can say on this topic and anxious to learn the truth dun dun dun duuuuu


    J :)
     
  10. Jay

    Jay Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    Wow...this is all to deep for me as Ive been reading along.
    When you guys decide on the best light bulb let me know and I will buy it.....LOL ;D ;D

    Jay...aahehehehe
     
  11. JohnO

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  12. mojoreef

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    Its really not a debate Jason. I dont know if I would say one bulb has better coral colors, but different and more types ..you could say that.

    Yea to a point your right

    ok off to the new thread


    Mike